|"Don't drink beverages with ice.
"Don't eat dairy products unless you know they have been pasteurized.
"Don't share needles with anyone.
"Don't handle animals (especially monkeys, dogs, and cats), to avoid bites and serious diseases (including rabies and plague).
"Don't swim in fresh water. Salt water is usually safer.
What You Need To Bring with You:
"Long-sleeved shirt and long pants to wear while outside whenever possible, to prevent illnesses carried by insects (e.g., malaria, dengue, filariasis, leishmaniasis, and onchocerciasis).
"Insect repellent containing DEET (diethylmethyltoluamide), in 30percent-35percent strength for adults and 6percent-10percent for children, as well as a bed net impregnated with the insecticide permethrin. (Bed nets can be purchased in camping or military supply stores.) Bed nets may also protect against insect bites that transmit Chagas disease.
"Over-the-counter antidiarrheal medicine to take if you have diarrhea.
"Lodine tablets and water filters to purify water if bottled water is not available. See Do's above for more detailed information about water filters.
"Sunblock, sunglasses, hat.
"Prescription medications: make sure you have enough to last during your trip, as well as a copy of the prescription(s).
After You Return Home:
If you have visited an area where there is risk for malaria, continue taking your malaria medication weekly for 4 weeks after you leave the area. If you become ill with a fever--even as long as a year after your trip--tell your doctor that you traveled to a malaria-infected area.
|TRAFFIC SAFETY AND ROAD CONDITIONS:
While in a foreign country, U.S. citizens may encounter road conditions
that differ significantly from those in the United States. The information
below concerning Argentina is provided for general reference only, and may
not be totally accurate in a particular location or circumstance.
Safety of Public Transportation: Good
Urban Road Conditions/Maintenance: Good
Rural Road Conditions/Maintenance: Good
Availability of Roadside Assistance: Good
Driving throughout Argentina is more dangerous than driving in the United States. Drivers in Argentina are very aggressive, especially in the capital city of Buenos Aires. Road conditions are favorable throughout Argentina, which is well connected by main highways. U.S. driver's licenses are valid in the capital and the province of Buenos Aires, but Argentine or international licenses are required to drive in the rest of the country. For further information, please contact the Argentine Automobile Club, Av. Libertador 1850, 1112 Capital Federal, telephone (011)(54) 11-4802-6061 or contact the Embassy of Argentina as listed above.
AVIATION SAFETY OVERSIGHT: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the Government of Argentina's Civil Aviation Authority as Category 1 ? in compliance with international aviation safety standards for oversight of Argentina's air carrier operations. For further information, travelers may contact the Department of Transportation within the U.S. at tel. 1-800-322-7873, or visit the FAA?s Internet web site at http://www.faa.gov/avr/iasa/index.htm. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) separately assesses some foreign air carriers for suitability as official providers of air services. For information regarding the DOD policy on specific carriers, travelers may contact the DOD at tel. 1-618-256-4801.
REGISTRATION/EMBASSY LOCATION: Americans living in or visiting Argentina are encouraged to register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires and obtain updated information on travel and security within Argentina. The U.S. Embassy is located at 4300 Avenida Colombia, 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina; tel. (011)(54)(11) 477-4533/34; after hours number is the same or fax (011)(54)(11) 4511-4997. The Consular Section fax is (011)(54)(11) 4514-1810.
Additional information is available through the Embassy's web site at
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